In the annals of R & B history, the Whispers have earned a solid and memorable position as one of the world's longest-running vocal groups.   Celebrating over 55 years in the industry, they are the cream of soul, embellishing smooth ballads and upbeat dance favorites.  As one of the premier soul groups to ever grace the stage, their musical success can be attributed to an ingenious balance of soul, jazz, pop, disco and blues to the delight of millions of fans.  They have had thirty-three top ten hits and twenty Billboard charted albums over a span of five decades. 

The Whispers began their legendary career in 1964 when they first organized at Jordan High School in Watts, California, producing a string of hits continuing over the last five decades such as "It Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong," "And the Beat Goes On," "Rock Steady, " "It's a Love Thing," and "A Song For Donny."  They have emerged as the leading romantic singers of their generation, racking up one gold album after another, and charting 46 Billboard hits.  They are arguably one of the most celebrated balladeer groups of all time. 

The whispers were the first group to be signed to Soul Train Records and earned most of their greatest hits with Solar Records.    Their music has been samples over 131 times and has been featured in over 600 compilations. Movies have featured their songs in "Waiting to Exhale," "Madea's Family Reunion," and "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," to name a few. The sang the title track on Jay Leno's movie soundtrack "Collision Course."  The group has not made any personnel changes since 1973 when Leaveil Degree replaced Gorday Harmon when his larynx was injured in an accident.  After the passing of Nicholas Caldwell in 2016, they still consist of Walter Scott, Wallace "Scotty" Scott, and Leaveil Degree.  They are one of only a few old school groups that can boast of having a worldwide fan base, while maintaining their vocal dominance and original members.  In 2022. the Three remaining Whispers began re-recording their music catalog so they can own their masters.

The Whispers have always been at the forefront of promoting and inspiring social change and human kindness with such hits as "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong," "Help Them See The Light," "Olivia," and in 2021 "How Long." Their five decades of accomplishments have been acknowledged by induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, presentation of the Governor's Award by the San Francisco Chapter of the Grammy Awards, An NAACP Image Award, induction into the Bay Area Blues Society Hall of Fame, Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame, the Sammy Davis Jr. "Living Legends" Award by the Black Music Academy of America, the City of Los Angeles "Living Legends" Award, and in March 2022 The Presidential Lifetime Volunteer Service Award from President Joseph R. Biden for their community service in the areas of Children's education, cancer early detection, domestic violence, human trafficking and social justice. They also received the Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Christian Bible Instituteof Houston, Texas. In May 2022, they received the "Legends" award at the 2022 Black Music Honors in Atlanta, GA.

The Whispers Are Back


2021 - The Whispers have returned with their latest independent release, "It's Been Too Long," a single with a romantic, funky groove exemplifying the Whispers' specialty of classic soul music with a contemporary flair. Listeners will easily recognize the pure lead vocals of Wallace "Scotty" Scott and Walter Scott, and the silky tenor of Leaveil Degree, blending sweet harmonies embodying the rich, melodic tempo that personifies the Whispers' trademark. With a new year and renewed focus, they have returned with what they do best: foot-tapping, smooth stepping, grown folks music. It's a cover of the original release by Al Johnson, written and composed by Derrick E. Pearson. "It's been Too Long" does not disappoint their faithful fans, and it's definitely been too long! The Whispers' longtime producer Magic Mendez makes the music come alive, a feat he continually accomplishes with a repertoire of multiple hits. Yes, the Whispers are back, singing in a soulful style that continues to fulfill their mission to keep classic R&B vibrant, energetic and relevant.


Independently released by The Whispers, Distributed by B & A Entertainment

Written and composed by Derrick E. Pearson, Copyright Luder Publishing

Cover song sound recording copyright owned by the Whispers

 Produced, arranged, engineered and mixed by Magic Mendez 

 All instruments performed by Magic Mendez

 Lead vocals by the Whispers, Wallace "Scotty" Scott and Walter Scott

 Background vocals by Leaveil Degree, Wallace "Scotty" Scott, and Walter Scott

Additional vocals by Magic Mendez and Harmony Blackwell

Publishing Administration by Carmen Davis

Artwork by B & A Entertainment

Press Photos


Video on YouTube